By balancing your hormones with natural bioidentical hormone therapy, you may be able to get your estrogen levels under control and relieve some of the symptoms associated with fibrocystic breasts.

One of the most recognizable symptoms of menopause are hot flashes. Much like every other menopausal symptom they are caused by a hormone imbalance in the body. Additionally, environmental, medicinal and nutritional aspects may also contribute to their frequency and strength.

After starting the bioidentical hormone therapy everything went back to normal and my libido is back! I look better and feel better! It is amazing how much better and how much younger I feel now!

Can hormones cause depression? The answer in short is yes. Hormones have an enormous impact on mood, sleep and many other factors that are essential for quality of life. While depression certainly can have a number of emotional and psychological causes, the role of hormones cannot be overlooked.

I applaud Dr. Oz's answer on Oprah show regarding andropause or as we like to call it Man-o-pause! For men Testosterone reaches a peak at around age 25-30 and then goes down at a rate of 1-2% per year which is why as Dr. Oz points out that the onset of symptoms is very slow and not very obvious to men. The changes with menopause tends to happen over a shorter period of time so women are more aware of the changes. Men may notice a lack of energy, declining memory, increased moodiness, a decrease in libido and/or erections and a loss in muscle tone, increase in fat and a loss of stamina. Levels of testosterone are easily checked in a blood test and can be corrected with testosterone therapy. In addtion to improving all of the above symptoms, replacing testosterone also decreases the risk of heart disease and alzheimer's disease and can improve cholesterol and blood sugar levels among many other benefits. Many of the changes that men tend to chalk up to aging can be improved with testosterone therapy.

It is important for men to realize the importance of stress reduction, diet and lifestyle on their hormone levels. Men should find ways to reduce their stress such as meditation, exercise, reading, journaling or enjoying nature.

In women who are entering menopause, estrogen levels are either too high or too low. Estrogen influences the production of serotonin - a neurotransmitter that regulates mood. Irritable Men Syndrome or Irritable Male Syndrome (IMS) is the term used to describe the mood swings in men. Although Irritable Male Syndrome is most often caused by high stress and/or low testosterone; high estrogen levels can also cause irritability in men.

Weight gain in men and women can be a result of a hormonal imbalance. Hormones decline as we age and as they do, contribute to men and women's propensity to gain weight.

Dr. Roger Spahr of BodyLogicMD of Indianapolis discusses the connection between hormones and PMS. The rise and fall of estrogen and progesterone hormone levels cause PMS symptoms.

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